Organizers expect record crowd at Jonesville Jubilee

The Jonesville Jubilee is this Saturday and will feature music, vendors, food, fireworks and a vaccine clinic.

JONESVILLE — Whether to eat, shop, learn or just enjoy the atmosphere from a lawn chair, attendees of the Jonesville Jubilee are poised to be a part of a record-setting event this Saturday.

“This is the first year that I’ve actually put it on Facebook and I’ve gotten more interest than ever,” said organizer Becky Wood. “If everybody shows up, it’s going to be the biggest event we’ve ever had.”

Wood said the Jubilee will be a great day to enjoy the music and get some Mother’s Day and graduation gift shopping done.

“There will be all types of organizations and vendors selling,” said Jonesville Town Clerk Wendy Thompson.

She said the vendor village will include the following: Rent-A-Center, sublimation printed products, Pampered Chef, t-shirts, crafts, dog items, photography, custom tumblers, wooden signs, home décor, fan dolls, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Scentsy, hand drawn pictures, Paparazzi, books, jewelry, matchstick items, vintage craft windows, homemade aprons, Color Street nail products, wooden games, kids bows, and a mobile lady boutique.

Informational booths will include the Jonesville Police Department, Arlington Fire & Rescue, Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, Jonesville TDA, Jonesville Softball Team, Jonesville History Center, VFW, Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority, Joshua’s Angel Tree, Gideons with Bibles and an informational booth on human trafficking in Yadkin County.

Food offerings at the Jubilee will include: hot dogs, hamburgers, corn, corn dogs, french fries, cotton candy, kettle corn, deep fried Oreos, ice cream, Dirty Joe’s coffee, cake, cookies and fried apple pies.

The Yadkin County Health Department will be answering questions about COVID-19 and vaccines, as well as offering a walk-in first dose Pfizer vaccine clinic for those ages 16 and up. No appointment is necessary to receive a vaccine and the clinic will operate from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the vendor village area.

Wood said that for safety and public health, there will be signs posted encouraging masks to be worn, particularly in the vendor area.

“If you go into a tent and you are asked to wear a mask, please wear a mask. And no more than six to seven people in a tent — it’s just common sense,” she said. “This is a terrible disease — I’ve had it myself. You don’t want it. We’re here to let you get out and enjoy the fresh air and enjoy the day but you still don’t want to go home and take COVID with you.”

The festivities will culminate at 9:15 p.m. with a 12- to 15-minute fireworks display featuring an estimated 300 shells.

“It’s a hand-fired show. What we try to do is put in a fairly wide variety of effects,” said Jeff Hale, owner of Hale Artificier of Lexington. “The grand finale is always the culmination of the show and that’s probably out of that 300, that’s probably 100 of them.”

Lisa Michals may be reached at 336-448-4968 or follow her on Twitter @lisamichals3.